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West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

 Safety Inspections and Violations 

 Inspections - 2001

Type of       Coal Independent  
Inspection Underground Surface Quarry Handling Contractor TOTAL
Regular: 754 244 152 291 44 1,485
Investigations: 153 16 10 17 36 232
Complaints: 27 13   4 1 45
Electrical: 167 5 1 20 3 196
Shaft & Slope: 2         2
Roof Control: 394       1 395
Idle: 71 35 17 4   127
Other: 673 115 30 162 636 1,616
Total: 2,241 428 210 498 721 4,098

Total Violations - 2001

Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited
Mine Maps: 29   Coal/Rock Dust: 433   Electricity: 2,397
Ventilation: 474   Roof/Face/Ribs: 842   Safe. Mech. Eq.: 537
Equipment: 1,151   Expl./Blasting: 53   Sf. Struct./Pract.: 261
Foreman: 181   Prot. Clothing: 20   Auger Mining: 3
Fire Boss: 105   Transportation: 791   Ug. Workings: 7
Highwalls: 8   Excavating: 12   Tipples/Cleaning: 177
Drilling: 4   Dust (Surface): 5   Misc. Safety Prov.: 361
Haulage: 109   Comp. Gases: 55   Gen. Safety Prov.: 154
First Aid: 13   Fire Protection: 89   Other Safety Prov.: 1,288
Hoisting: 6            
Violation Totals Cited
Inspector Issued: 8,933
Computer Generated: 632
Total Cited: 9,565



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